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Inon Z240: Strobe bulb replacement

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Hi All,

 

Finally it happened: One of my loved Inons let me down :P

 

One of the two strobe bulbs (not the focussing/aiming light) blew and so the strobe does not fire anymore. It is not the cord (tried switching fiber cords with the other strobe ... also the aiming light still reacts and shuts of, when the stroe should fire.) and to me it looks thaty the upper horizontal strobe bulb blew (there is black smoke marks visile in the bulb).

 

Now my question: Can i replace that myself (i think so) ... and WHERE can i find a replacement bulb? What model am i looking for?

I am based in Sumatra and could get it from KL or maye singapore or Jakarta. But i am very remote here and need the exact bul model, when i ask someone to bring me one.

 

anyone can help?

 

Thanks, Serge

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Serge,

 

If you are going to attempt replcement yourself, why not take a look inside anyway. You may find the bulb is coded with a specification. Just a thought...

 

Otherwise, I have asked the question of my INON supplier in Japan. If I get the information, so will you :P

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Serge,

 

If you are going to attempt replcement yourself, why not take a look inside anyway. You may find the bulb is coded with a specification. Just a thought...

 

Otherwise, I have asked the question of my INON supplier in Japan. If I get the information, so will you :P

 

Strobe discharge tubes are pretty specialised. Different models of a suitable power rating will probably work but given that there is a pair it makes it more important to get exactly the right one, so that they fire with the same characteristics.

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I have a similar problem. My D2000 is not firing. The fibre optic is not the problem. The focus light works and momentarily disappears when my camera flash fires, but the strobe does not fire. The difference is that there is no visible sign of a bulb blowing.

 

It worked on my test shot, but underwater it let me down. I use eneloop batteries, as recommended (and have done for a long time) and the strobe has made maybe a few hundred dives.

 

So there's the facts. My question is....

 

Does anyone know if there is another possible explanation for this scenario and what the expected life of these strobe bulbs may be?

 

Thanks

 

Phil

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I think these will need to be sent back to the factory for a rebuild. Generally they just replace the entire guts. My z240 cost $250.

 

Jack

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